Monthly Archives: September 2015

Accidental Punishment

I charged straight into a positive punishment scenario by accident recently. I’ve been somewhat in the training doldrums lately, probably because I am putting so much energy into finishing my book. I have several training activities that I fall back on when … Continue reading

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Sink or Swim: 8 Ways You Might Be Flooding Your Dog

Thank you to Marge Rogers, Debbie Jacobs, and Randi Rossman for discussions about this post. The point of view expressed and any mistakes are my own. The journey to positive reinforcement-based training sometimes seems like an endless stream of goodbyes to … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Go Through the Door Before Your Dog!

  When Annie Phenix of Phenix Dogs recently mentioned to me that the “door myth” is still alive and well, I got to wondering what that actually would look like. The advice to always precede your dog through the door is propagated by … Continue reading

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